Johnson Funeral Home ~ Waconia, MN: Obituaries

Johnson Funeral Home ~ Waconia, MN

Leo M Schmidt Leo M Schmidt
(November 8, 1927 - July 25, 2008)

Schmidt, Leo M. age 80 of Watertown, MN passed away peacefully Friday July 25, 2008 at the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Funeral Service held on Monday July28, 2008 at 11 AM at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Don Taylor officiating. Visitation held Sunday from 5-8 PM at the Johnson Funeral Home, Waconia with prayers at 8PM. Leo was born on November 8, 1927 in Watertown Twp., MN the son of William and Katherine (Bauer) Schmidt. Leo was baptized on November 20, 1927 and confirmed April 6, 1941 both at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown by Rev. Karl Rudolph. On June 28, 1951 Leo was united in marriage to Mabel E. Klaustermeier at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie by Rev. R.A. Ritz. Leo loved his career as a Farmer, so much so the he sold seed corn even after retirement. He was also very involved in the Carver County Soil and Water Conservation Board. He loved to pass-time doing woodworking projects, listen to old time music and throw horseshoes. Leo was an active member at St. Peter’s all his life. He cherished his time spent playing dart ball at St. Peter’s. Leo was preceded in death by parents William and Katherine Schmidt and brother-in-law Harold Klaustermeier. Leo is survived by his loving family: Wife Mabel. Sons and daughters-in-law Kenneth and Catherine Schmidt of LeCenter, Gary and Susan Schmidt of Waconia. Grandchildren Tory and Lindsay Schmidt, Brady Schmidt, Bethany Schmidt, Melissa Schmidt and fiancé Christian Peitsch. Great-grandchildren Tanner and Amelia Schmidt. Sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Elaine and Lyle Winterfeldt of Glencoe, Elaine Klaustermeier of Lester Prairie. Other relatives and friends. Casket Bearers were Tory Schmidt, Brady Schmidt, Dan Klaustermeier, Dale Klaustermeier, Paul Winterfeldt, Neil Winterfeldt; Honorary Casket Bearers were his two granddaughters Bethany Schmidt and Melissa Schmidt. Arrangements were made through the Johnson Funeral Home of Waconia, MN; www.johnsonfh.com